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Title Matchbook from 14th Street Diner, 257 14th St., Between Park & Willow Ave., Hoboken, N.J. N.d., ca. 1945-1960.
Object Name Matchbook
Catalog Number 2012.007.0111
Collection Hoboken Bar & Restaurant Memorabilia Collection
Credit Museum Collections. Gift of a Friend of the Museum.
Description Matchbook from 14th Street Diner, 257 14th St., Between Park and Willow Ave., Hoboken, N.J. No date, ca. 1945-1960. 1-1/2" x 4-7/16" high.

Black printing. "Best in Food" "Dining Room and Cocktail Bar Side Entrance"

The diner is the original one at this address; its name has been seen in telephone books up to 1984 when it was renamed the Malibu Diner (which lists its address as 259 14th St.)

Per the website for the restaurant as found in 2012 at: http://www.malibudiner.com/about.php
The historic Malibu Diner first opened its doors in the late 40s and has always served as a local landmark. Hoboken has evolved from an industrial town to more of a residential area. Similarly, around 1980, we transformed from from a local grease spoon diner to a modern full service restaurant. Just as Hoboken has retained its proud spirit, the Malibu Diner has retained its heritage as a classic American diner.

Reference photo (digital copy only) from website of Malibu Diner, 2012, is part of this record: 14th Street Diner from the late 1940s as seen on the Fourteenth St. side.

Uses HOboken exchange telephone number.

Manufactured by Maryland Match, Balto.[Baltimore], Md., U.S.A.
Date 1945-1960
Year Range from 1945
Year Range to 1960
Search Terms 257 Fourteenth St.
Park Ave.
Willow Ave.
Fourteenth St.
14th Street Diner (Fourteenth)
Malibu Diner
Caption matchbook cover
Imagefile 134\20120070111.TIF
Classification Restaurants
Business & Commerce
Bars / Saloons